Sustainable Coastlines

Sustainable Coastlines

All around the world, beaches play an important role in the lifestyles of many, but as a result of human impact and urban development, our coastlines now face major challenges.

Objective

New Zealand-based Sustainable Coastlines focuses on simple, grassroots actions that combine hands-on engagement with fun, and as a result has quickly become a popular and respected organization. The organization coordinates ongoing projects in the Pacific that aim to create positive, long-term changes to local coastlines and communities.

Sustainable Coastlines spearheaded the annual Love Your Coast project to encourage massive clean-up events around the country.

Impact

The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) New Zealand office worked with Sustainable Coastlines to help clean up coastlines along the shores surrounding Auckland, New Zealand removing tonnes of trash in the process.

As part of its partnership, TTC makes time available to its staff wishing to participate in clean-ups.

In 2011, the TTC Kiwi team collected 16,081 litres of garbage, helping to play its part in the conservation of New Zealand’s beaches.

The 2012 two-week long clean up resulted in the collection of 80,000 pieces of trash, almost three tonnes, picked up by 790 participants across beaches from Greenhithe in the inner harbour through to Whangaparaoa in Auckland.

In 2014, 850 litres of trash were collected from Rangitoto Island, New Zealand.